Bernard J Murray (1916 - 2001)

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Bernard J Murray
1916 - 2001
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November 5, 1916
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April 9, 2001
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Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17011
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Bernard J Murray was born on November 5, 1916. He died on April 9, 2001 at age 84. We know that Bernard J Murray had been residing in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17011.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bernard J Murray died on April 9, 2001 at age 84. He was born on November 5, 1916. We have no information about Bernard's immediate family. We know that Bernard J Murray had been residing in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17011.

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In 1916, in the year that Bernard J Murray was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1929, when he was just 13 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1940, by the time he was 24 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1962, Bernard was 46 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1987, at the age of 71 years old, Bernard was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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